We’re hiring: 2 ECD positions available

Flower Valley Conservation Trust is an NGO situated in the Agulhas Region. The Trust works to protect Fynbos landscapes, improve livelihoods and nurture young children and women.

The Trust is now offering 2 opportunities in the Early Childhood Development Programme:

  1. Food Security and Gardens Coordinator
  2. Learning Programme Coordinator

 

FOOD SECURITY AND GARDENS COORDINATOR 

Job purpose

To establish and maintain food, discovery gardens and trails on the Flower Valley Farm and conduct food security capacity building within the home and centre based Early Childhood Development Programme.

Job functions

  1. Work with ECD team to plan and set up gardens and trails as an integrated part of the Milkwood Learning Programme;
  2. Manage, maintain and develop the gardens and trails;
  3. Manage Early Childhood food security project;
  4. Build capacity within the family and ECD centre based context for increased food security and improved nutrition for young children;
  5. Explore micro enterprise development opportunities within the gardens context.

Minimum qualifications & experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in food growing and gardening;
  • Computer literacy (MS Office);
  • Excellent health and physically fit;
  • Passion to work on a community-based level relating to food security and environmental education;
  • Ability to manage a small team;
  • Good interpersonal skills, communication and self-governance;
  • Ability to train and transfer skills;
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle;
  • Preference given to candidates with experience and or qualification/training in organic/regenerative agriculture, permaculture and horticulture.

Deadline: Tuesday 16 April 2019

Please send your CV, a cover letter, and two contactable references to ecdadmin@flowervalley.co.za or fax 028 425 2855. For more information, contact 079 100 5817 during office hours.

 

2. CENTRE BASED LEARNING PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

Job purpose

To coordinate the Milkwood programme, a 0 – 4 years’ play-based learning programme, in regard to curriculum, on-going programme reviews and development, coaching, training and teacher development and supporting centres and learning resource access and praxis.

Job functions

  1. Develop and implement plans with ECD team for coaching, training and teachers’ professional support and manage centre based professional development processes related to the Milkwood Learning Programme;
  2. Implement monitoring and evaluation of the Milkwood Learning Programme;
  3. Work with the ECD team to integrate the outdoor class and food security components into the centre based Milkwood Learning Programme implementation;
  4. Facilitate the Milkwood Flower Valley outdoor classroom;
  5. On-going curriculum and learning programme development (working with the Programme Manager and Home Based Coordinator);
  6. Plan and facilitate professional development workshops and opportunities for teachers/practitioners and field workers;
  7. Work with relevant stakeholders and partners to ensure the appropriate resourcing, equipping, management and appropriate use of the centres’ indoor and outdoor learning environments and holistic development of ECD practitioners.

Minimum qualifications & experience

  • Degree or Diploma in ECD;
  • A minimum of 2 years’ teaching or ECD experience;
  • Physically fit and able;
  • Computer literacy (MS Office);
  • Passion to work at a community-based level and contribute to positive social and environmental change;
  • Passion for young children and their rightful place in the world;
  • Good interpersonal skills, communication and self-governance;
  • Ability to train, coach and mentor adults;
  • Interest and love for the natural environment (experience in Environmental Education a benefit);
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle.

Deadline: Tuesday 16 April 2019

Please send your CV, a cover letter, and two contactable references to ecdadmin@flowervalley.co.za or fax 028 425 2855. For more information, contact 079 100 5817 during office hours.